Nigerian Ladies Paid To Get Pregnant For Childless Couples
Nigerian ladies have devised another survival strategy by getting pregnant for childless couples for a fee.
These ladies, called surrogate mothers, have even taken to the internet to advertise themselves to couples who are desperately in need of children.
Surrogacy is a process whereby willing ladies are contacted by either couples or fertility clinics to help carry pregnancies on behalf of childless couples.
It often happens where married women find it difficult getting pregnant or where they have issues with their wombs.
Through medical science, a couple’s sperm and egg are collected and fertilised and then implanted into the surrogate mother who in-turn carries the pregnancy till it is due for delivery. The surrogate mother may then be flown out of the country or kept away from prying eyes and monitored till she is delivered of the baby.
Most of these Nigerian women who registered on www.surrogatefinder.com, have their photographs on the website with assurances to their prospective customers that they would offer effective service.
The website, which listed the surrogate mothers according to their states of residence, also has a breakdown of their data. It also has registered sperm and egg donors with their details.
Lagos state has 103 registered surrogate mothers on the list and this is the highest. The state is followed by Edo with 14.
While Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city has seven of such registered surrogate mothers, Enugu, Rivers, and Ogun have five each. The list further shows that Delta has four surrogate mothers.
Other states on the website include Anambra, Kaduna, Ondo and Cross River with two each and Imo, Akwa-Ibom, Benue, Ekiti, Kwara and Oyo with one each. In Lagos, Ipaja has the highest number at 13. This is closely followed by Ikeja, 12, Lagos Island, 11, Surulere, eight, Bariga, and Eko with five each, Ikoyi, Isolo, Ikotun, Oshodi, and Alimosho with four each.
Igando and Badagry areas of the state have three, Agege, Apapa, Isheri, and Ebute Metta have two each while Abule Ijesha, Ejigbo, Amuwo, Idi Oro, Oworonshoki, Maryland, Jibowu, Ifako, and Egbe have one each. Ruth, one of the registered surrogate mothers, who resides in Asaba and aged 23, said she would not mind becoming a surrogate mother for couples.
She described herself as having brown hair and brown eyes. She said she is an honest person interested in making families happy.
“I know what’s like not having a child of your own. I want to give you that gift and hope to bring joy and blessing to your home,” she stated in her message to prospective customers.